we have seen him every single day, his integrity, his character, his sense of humor -- [laughter] his compassion, his courage, and no matter what the obstacle, we have seen him be so steady facing the challenges that lie ahead. as always, held true to one, unwavering belief. that is that we love this country and we can all work together to change it. so, ladies and gentlemen, it is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome the love of my life, and our president for the next four years, barack obama. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody. good evening.